Police were called to the house where Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was murdered after a drunk man frightened the homeowner by banging on the door at 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Drunk Langford man menaces home where teen was murdered

The Happy Valley Road home where Kimberly Proctor was brutally murdered was menaced by a drunken Langford man early Sunday morning.

Neighbours say the lone resident of the home is the single mother of Kruse Wellwood, one of the teens who was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for the March 18, 2010 murder of his schoolmate.

According to West Shore RCMP, the resident of the home in the 3000 block of Happy Valley Road was awoken to a stranger banging on the door around 1 a.m. on April 10.

The 30-year-old suspect drove away in his white pickup truck when no one answered. Police arrived on scene shortly after, but were unable to locate him.

Within 25 minutes, the Langford man came back to the residence armed with a baseball bat. The resident of the home and nearby neighbours called West Shore RCMP again.

RCMP arrived as the man was leaving for the second time and followed the truck with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

The suspect sped away on Happy Valley and attempted to escape. He eventually lost control and spun out in a gravel parking lot, near Sooke and Glen Lake roads.

The RCMP tried to trap the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot, but he scraped by the police cruiser, causing minor damage.

Another RCMP cruiser followed the suspect to a house in the 1000 block of Haslam Avenue, where he was arrested without incident. It’s unclear if the man was trying to flee to his home. Police say the suspect isn’t known to the resident of the Happy Valley home.

Jason Jeffrey, 30, is due in Western Communities court on April 21 to face charges of break and enter, possession of a dangerous weapon, fleeing a police officer, dangerous driving and refusing to provide breath sample.

The suspect was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, RCMP say.

The man’s intent or why he was at the household on Happy Valley Road has not yet been determined, said Const. Julie Chanin, of West Shore RCMP. “He is no longer a threat and we are happy he was taken off the road.”

The suspect never entered the home, there was no damage and no one was injured. The occupant of the Happy Valley Road home “had a strong sense of fear,” Chanin said.

—with files from Sam Van Schie

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Studies for E&N corridor still on track after BC Transit investments

Recent investment in bus fleet expansion doesn’t slow studies into alternative transportation routes

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Single parent resource centre continues operations in partially-condemned building

Victoria’s 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre moves back into heritage home

Townhouses on the rise in popularity in Greater Victoria

A report finds 152 townhouse units in the construction pipeline and coming onto market in 2020.

WATCH: Residents flock to 32nd annual Moss Street paint-in

More than 190 artists took over Moss Street for Saturday event

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

Health Canada released an overhauled document that did away with traditional food groups and portion sizes

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

Most Read